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150th Celebration: Events

We are thrilled to announce a special year-long celebration in honor of the 150th birthday of beloved author, naturalist, and Sandwich native, Thornton W. Burgess. Events will include a delightful combination of nature, literature, and community engagement throughout the town during 2024. We invite the community to join in the festivities with our participating partners to commemorate this significant birthday celebration.

Next Upcoming Event:

Thursday, July 25th
Once Upon A Time

at Green Briar Nature Center

All Events:

January

Sunday, January 14th
Ramble Through the Bramble with Stu Parsons

at Green Briar Nature Center

Saturday, January 27th
150th Birthday Celebration
at the Sandwich Library

February

Wednesday, February 28th
The Life and Legacy of Sandwich's Native Son with Christie Palmer Lowrance
at the Sandwich Library

March

Saturday, March 30th
Easter Peter Cottontail Hop with Christie Palmer Lowrance
at the Falmouth Museums on the Green

Saturday, March 30th
The Name That Must Not Be Forgotten: Thornton W. Burgess with Author Christie Palmer Lowrance
Jonathan Bourne Public Library

April

Wednesday, April 10th
Thornton W. Burgess: An Extraordinary Naturalist, Children’s Author, and Cape Codder

at the Falmouth Museums on the Green

Thursday, April 11th
Thornton W. Burgess Nature Lecture Series: Thornton Burgess and Wildflowers with Janice Donovan
at the Sandwich Library

Monday, April 22nd
Earth Day 2024

at Green Briar Nature Center

Saturday, April 27th
Independent Bookstore Day

at Titcomb's Bookshop

May

Tuesday, May 14th
Bluebell Tea

at Green Briar Nature Center

Wednesday, May 15th
Thornton W. Burgess Nature Lecture Series: Animals with Mary Beers
at the Sandwich Library

Saturday, May 18th
Wildflower Garden Plant Sale

at Green Briar Nature Center

June

Friday, June 7th
The Last Heath Hen with Christie Palmer Lowrance
at MV Museum

Thursday, June 13th
On Avian Extinction Panel Discussion with conservationists Wayne Petersen, Chris Neill and Luanne Johnson and moderated by author Christie Lowrance

at Sandwich Center for Active Living

Saturday, June 15th
Strawberry Day

at Green Briar Nature Center

Saturday, June 15th
Spring Hill History Day
around Spring Hill Historic District

Wednesday, June 19th
Book Launch - Christie Palmer Lowrance: The Last Heath Hen
at Titcomb's Bookshop

July

Thursday, July 4th
Spirit of Sandwich July 4th Parade

Downtown Sandwich

Wednesday, July 10th
Thornton W. Burgess Nature Lecture Series: Seashores with Gil Newton
at the Sandwich Library

Thursday, July 11th
Thornton Burgess' Sandwich with Christie Palmer Lowrance

at Sandwich Glass Museum

Thursday, July 25th
Once Upon A Time

at Green Briar Nature Center

August

Saturday, August 10th
Blueberry Day

at Green Briar Nature Center

September

October

Saturday, October 12th
Cranberry Day
at Green Briar Nature Center

November

December

TBD
The Littlest Christmas Tree